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The Book of the Dead

My grandparents survived the Holocaust and struggled to build a new life in America. How can I, as an artist living a relatively pampered life, honor their memories?

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The Irreducible Essence of Jewishness

The basic elements of identity that we share, from dark humor to jarred gefilte fish

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Roz Chast Drags Us Kicking, Screaming, and Laughing, Into the Land of the Infirm

The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.

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Crispy Christmas: How One Woman Spends Her Holidays

Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.

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All About My Mother’s Day

On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave

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Confessional

An artist’s impressions of the “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” exhibit at Yeshiva University Museum

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Breeding Ground

In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art

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Big Fun

An illustrated remembrance of halcyon days at fat camp

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Today on Tablet

Israel’s mob (with photos!), a daughter draws her dad

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Drawing Inspiration

In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions

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Jitters

How did we get so anxious?

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Wild Ride

The rocky road of dating with low expectations

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Framed?!

Young and restless at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

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Dyspeptic Academic

The stomach churning persistence of the Jewish day school experience

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Giving it all up for California

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Purimpalooza

Esther marries indie rock royalty

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Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon

The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah

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Loudmouth

Aline Kominsky Crumb tells all

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